ASCERT Commissioned by Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland to Deliver ACEs Training

 

ASCERT has been commissioned by the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI), to provide training for staff and volunteers working in the community and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland to increase awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and Trauma Informed Practice.

The course is relevant to anyone working with children and/or adults where ACEs may be affecting their health/wellbeing. Participants will have the opportunity to:

• Develop an increased awareness of the potential impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on individuals and communities.
• Develop an enhanced understanding of the impact of Trauma and ACEs on the brain and possible subsequent behaviour.
• Increase their knowledge of emotional health & wellbeing and support pathways for both staff and services users.

This training is FREE and is available in venues across Northern Ireland. Registration for this training can be completed online at the ASCERT website.

Please note, the training sessions being delivered by ASCERT are ONLY available to the community and voluntary sector. If you work in another sector you should contact SBNI directly for information on what other training opportunities in this area that are available. Visit: www.safeguardingni.org

Anyone who is interested in finding out more about this course and how to book onto it can visit: www.ascert.biz/training-consultancy/community-training/ or alternatively you can email: acetraining@ascert.biz or telephone 0800 2545 123 (and ask to speak to a member of the ASCERT Training Services team).

 

Level 1 ACE Training – May/June 2019

 

ASCERT are delivering a Level One ACE and Trauma Informed Practice Training Programme across the community/voluntary sector in Northern Ireland.

ASCERT welcome all staff and volunteers working across the sector to attend the 3 hour training sessions to enhance their knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma Informed Practice.

For further information please click below to view the schedule of training dates, venues and details on how to register.

 

 

 

 

EITP Trauma Informed Practices Resources Live – QUB Evidence Review and NI ACE ANIMATION

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) commissioned Queens University Belfast to complete an international trauma informed practice evidence review.

A full evidence review report has been made available alongside several sector specific trauma informed research documents from health, social care, child welfare, justice and education perspectives.

The EITP Trauma Informed Practice Resources are now available to download:

 Trauma Informed Practice Evidence Review Reports

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) commissioned Queens University Belfast to complete an international trauma informed practice evidence review. The reports are now available to download on the SBNI website https://www.safeguardingni.org/resources-professionals

NI ACE Animation

The NI ACE Animation is now available to view on Vimeo and Youtube at the following links.

VIMEO (no subtitles) – https://vimeo.com/327246740

VIMEO – Subtitled – https://vimeo.com/330114583

 

YOUTUBE – https://youtu.be/I-r3Xi7qByU

YOUTUBE – subtitled – https://youtu.be/LY-8HilOzh0

 

ACE-Trauma Informed Practice Stakeholder Workshops May 2019

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland are holding a series of workshops to deliver ACE Awareness and Trauma Informed Practice Training across health, social care, education, justice and the community/voluntary sector in Northern Ireland.

A series of information workshops are being delivered to the various sectors, including the community/voluntary sector, with the following aims:

a) Engage with the community & voluntary sector to help us to understand your current level of ACE awareness and relevant training needs to be more trauma sensitive in your work and practice.

b) Explore opportunities and challenges of embedding trauma informed practice in your service / team / organisation.

 

Date/Time: Tuesday 7th May 2019 : 9.30 – 12.30
Location: St. Columb’s Park House, Derry
Register: https://vcs-derry.eventbrite.co.uk/
View the flyer here.

Date/Time: Tuesday 9th May 2019 : 9.30 – 12.30
Location: NICVA, Belfast
Register: https://vcs-belfast.eventbrite.co.uk/
View the flyer here.

Date/Time: Tuesday 10th May 2019 : 9.30 – 12.30
Location: The Junction, Dungannon
Register: https://vcs-jct.eventbrite.co.uk/
View the flyer here.

To register your interest please click on the relevant link above.

Numbers are limited so early booking is essential. 

Please note: Registering your interest in this workshop does not guarantee a place. You will be contacted once registration closes on 1 May with confirmation.

 

CYPSP Regional ACE Reference Group

The Regional ACE Reference Group met in Girdwood Community Centre, on 23 November 2018. Representation from the Trauma Network was welcomed to the group. The group signed of the ACE presentation which will be used to explain the roll out of ACE Awareness across Northern Ireland. A logic model to support the work was also agreed.  Both the presentation and the logic model are now available on the Regional ACE Reference Group webpage

The group heard about a range of activity from member agencies to support ACE awareness/Trauma informed practice. CYPSP, for its part, continues through Locality Groups and Family Support Hubs to support activities around the Resilience documentary.

The Five Nation ACE Special Interest Group met in Dublin on 28th and 29th November. The meeting was hosted by TUSLA. On the evening of 28th November an event was hosted by the Irish Prison Service in the women’s prison. The Irish Prison Service are very committed to trauma informed practice and the event represented an important opportunity to hear about   their work with a very vulnerable population. The full meeting of the group looked at developments across the five nations in promoting ACE awareness /trauma informed practice. A common agenda has emerged across the different countries around ACEs.